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House passes deal on stopgap funding, avoids government shutdown

House and Senate leaders reached a bipartisan agreement Tuesday night to pass a three-month funding stopgap, averting a government shutdown in the midst of a pandemic and a short time before the November elections. In a 359-57...

UPDATED: Kelly opposes adding new seats to Supreme Court

***This article has been updated to include Kelly's opposition to the addition of new seats to the U.S. Supreme Court. He initially took no position on the issue. Mark Kelly opposes adding new seats to...

Iowa’s Grassley emerges as key as Senate GOP pushes Supreme Court vote

WASHINGTON — Intense attention fastened Monday on Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley as Senate Republicans undertook a furious effort to confirm a nominee to fill a Supreme Court vacancy before Inauguration Day. If Grassley joins two...

Trump says he’ll announce Supreme Court pick by Friday or Saturday

President Donald Trump said Monday that he would announce a replacement for the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by either Friday or Saturday. During a morning interview on “Fox and Friends,” the president said the administration...

Bush administration ethics lawyer slams hiring of DeJoy as postmaster

WASHINGTON — A top ethics lawyer to President George W. Bush on Monday decried Louis DeJoy’s appointment to postmaster general and called for a congressional investigation into allegations of criminal activity.

Court halts Trump plan to exclude undocumented migrants from census

WASHINGTON – A federal court Thursday blocked President Donald Trump’s plan to exclude unauthorized immigrants from the census, calling the order a clear violation of the law would cause lasting damage.

Arizona judge on Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court picks

A 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judge who hails from Arizona is on the list of prospective U.S. Supreme Court justices that President Donald Trump could choose from if he wins a second term in November.

Senate GOP emergency relief plan leaves out direct aid to states, cities

Senate Republicans unveiled their latest coronavirus relief proposal Tuesday but were met with swift objections from Democrats.

Mnuchin: White House would back additional COVID-19 cash to states

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday said the Trump administration would be open to providing additional aid to state and local governments — a key sticking point in stalled negotiations over another round of federal coronavirus relief.

‘Extremely frustrating’ mail delays for prescriptions hit veterans, rural areas

Jan Stowe, a Vietnam War veteran from Traverse City, Mich., says she was unable to move her head and neck for several days last month after going without medication to treat extreme muscle spasms.
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